"...we feel that the LIFT2 program represents a substantial differentiation from other grants, not only in terms of the complexity and scope of the project, and requirements for participant success; but also and most importantly, in the intent from inception that this program be designed for scale and replication."
Sun Associates, evaluator for Massachusetts DOE 170 grants
Leadership Initiatives for Teaching and Technology (LIFT2) offers middle school and high school math, science, and technology teachers a research-based professional learning program that integrates graduate coursework with
authentic and relevant externships in "innovative" industries in Massachusetts.
Teachers enrolled in LIFT2 improve their classroom instructional practice and school leadership abilities in four areas:
This is a proven formula to impact student preparation for and interest in
Public, Private, and Education Sector Partnership
More than forty corporate sponsors, to date, have provided equipment grants and sponsored teacher externships for more than 125 teachers.
LIFT2 teachers have completed externships in biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, process manufacturing, civil, structural and environmental engineering, software, financial services, and more.